Month: February 2016

01 January 2016 Income Report

01 January 2016 Income Report

Here is the income report for January 2016.  My biggest source of income this month was through Shutterstock.  January is typically a slow month for stock photo sales.  While meager, you can see that I have had substantial growth each consecutive January over the past […]

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

I’ve been craving chicken salad sandwiches lately and had some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I decided to make a Chicken Avocado Lime Salad to put on my bread.  It is SO simple to make, and so yummy.  The avocado adds a creaminess to it that […]

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

We LOVE chili and corn bread and tried making some Oven Baked Chili in a cast iron skillet for dinner.  I made this chili from scratch (using tomatoes from my garden, cilantro, and dry beans from my food storage).  I placed a layer of corn […]

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

I have been craving a different kind of salad lately and so I decided to make an Orange Walnut Chicken Salad.  It is a fantastic blend of flavors and super healthy for you.  A great combination of both protein and produce!  I made a Honey […]

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola is a delightful blend of honey, oats, walnuts, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and olive oil.  I was really craving homemade granola but wanted to make a recipe using honey instead of sugar and so I adapted this recipe from one my […]

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup is a delightfully light syrup with an intense flavor that is sure to please.  Since beginning our 30 day sugar fast, I have been desperate for something sweet.  This is the perfect solution!  I made some 100% whole wheat bread using honey […]

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Today I made a Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup.  All I can say is WOW!  It is simple and quick to make and my children LOVED it!  It is made using Portuguese kale, sausages, potatoes, corn, onion, and chicken broth.  It tastes sort of like […]

The Art of Homemaking

The Art of Homemaking

There is an art to homemaking.  It is one I think I will have to take my entire life to figure out.  I often have to remind myself that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Often I tend to have an all or nothing attitude, […]

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal is a staple at our house.  The apples add a natural sweetness to it and the walnuts add a rich complex flavor as well as some healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids.  Oatmeal is also super healthy and good for you, […]

Thirty Day Sugar Fast

Thirty Day Sugar Fast

Dave approached me and wants to do a 30 day sugar fast.  What exactly is that? In the simplest of terms, a sugar fast is going without any sugar for a specified amount of time.  We are also doing a white flour fast.  Since beginning […]